Showing posts with label CHARITY AUCTION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHARITY AUCTION. Show all posts

Thursday, March 14, 2013



Ryan Gosling

One of this spring's most highly anticipated movie releases, The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes, will have an original object from the production auctioned off online to benefit Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California. The auction item is a red leather motorcycle jacket, as seen on Mr. Gosling in the film as part of his portrayal of high-wire motorcycle stunt performer Luke.

The auction will be hosted by Profiles in History at, starting Friday, March 29th, which is also the day that Focus Features releases the Derek Cianfrance-directed movie in exclusive engagements in New York City, at Landmark Theatres' Sunshine Cinema and AMC Theatres' Lincoln Square, and Los Angeles, at Landmark Theatres' The Landmark and the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. The ArcLight Cinemas is currently displaying the actual jacket on-site, until Friday, April 5th. The auction will end Monday, April 8th. Proceeds from the auction will go to help inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children with special needs in Southern California.

The jacket (pictured above on Mr. Gosling in-character in a scene from the film) is a Firstgear red leather motorcycle jacket with snap pockets at the front, black corduroy at the collar, zipper vents at both front and back with black leather in the vent, elastic at both cuffs and bottom, and zips to close. The lining from the auction item has been removed because of wear from extensive location filming of sequences in which Luke rides on his motorcycle.

Monday, November 26, 2012


The Robert F. Kennedy Center for
Justice and Human Rights

 Jerry Springer

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights launched its 6th Annual Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction with support from some of the world's most recognizable leaders spanning business, sports, arts and entertainment. President Clinton, Ethan Hawke, Taylor Swift, Matthew Broderick, Mandy Patinkin, and Jerry Springer are just a few of notable figures who are featured to raise funds for the RFK Center's work supporting fearless human rights defenders and inspiring a new generation of defenders through its powerful human rights curriculum. The auction, powered by leading charity auction site Charitybuzz, is open to bidders internationally  through December 11th at WWW.RFKCENTER.ORG.

"The RFK Center is dedicated to carrying forward Robert Kennedy's legacy and his vision for a more just and peaceful world. We are truly ecstatic about the incredible packages donated this holiday season and touched by the generosity our supporters have shown. From the chance to visit the Facebook headquarters to set visits for some of the hottest shows on television, we are thrilled to be able to offer these experiences in the 2012 Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction," said Kerry Kennedy, President of the RFK Center.

Auction highlights include:

Enjoy a Visit and Discussion with Showtime's Homeland Actor Mandy Patinkin on Location in Charlotte, North Carolina 

Go Behind the Scenes at the Silicon Valley Facebook Headquarters with 4 Friends & Meet Top Executives 

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Richard Gere is selling himself for charity.The 'Pretty Woman' actor is offering fans the chance to have a private lunch with him in an online auction.The unique experience is one of over a hundred lots going under the hammer in aid of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, a human rights organisation founded in 1968 to continue the legacy of the assassinated US senator.The chance to have lunch with Gere at his as yet unopened New York restaurant is currently going for $13,500, but it has by no means attracted the highest bid.That honor goes to former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan who is offering breakfast or tea with himself and his journalist wife Andrea Mitchell at Washington's Four Seasons hotel. The highest bid is currently $45,000. Other amazing lots include a walk on part in 'Desperate Housewives', a lunch date with Robin Williams, a day with skater Tony Hawk, a guided tour of Martha Stewart's New York gardens and a meeting with William Shatner on the set of his hit show 'Boston Legal'.The auction - organised Kennedy's widow Ethel Kennedy - will run on till April 6, and new experiences are added everyday.Film fans may be interested in the chance to have VIP access to either the 2008 Sundance Film Festival or the Tribecca 2007 Film fest, and red carpet followers can bid for exclusive access to the Emmy's with TV network Entertainment Tonight.There are also plenty of lots for sports fanatics, who can bid for VIP tickets to the Indy 500, to be golfer Greg Norman's guest at his Florida golf tournament or play tennis with John McEnroe.